A distinction is basically separated in 3 different metabolic types, Hardgainer (Ectomorph), Normalgainer (Mesomorph) and the Softgainer (Endomorph). Of course, no one is a completely pure type. Most people have features of all three types. Select in the following 7 questions the answer, which matches your body most closely.
No matter what body type you tend, the most important thing to achieve your workout goals is a sensible diet and solid and consistent workouts. Each type has the possibility to achieve very good results! Never make the mistake of copying workout plans or diets by others, if the body type is very different, this may cause in a negative effect on the results.
In recent years, it is becoming increasingly popular to determine the individual metabolic type of athletes in laboratories, in order to adjust their diet accordingly to the resulting metabolic type. The result usually differences between Carb Type - this type can process carbohydrates well, Protein Type - carbohydrates are for this type a cram resource and Mixed Type - this type tolerates both protein and carbs very well. This point of view is nothing new. It seems to be moreover a kind of a modern form, of the in 1943 by William Sheldon defined 3 different metabolic types. A distinction is basically separated in 3 different metabolic types - Hardgainer (ectomorph body type) - has a fast metabolism, Normalgainer (mesomorph body type) - and the Softgainer (endomorph body type) - has a slower metabolism, which is why it is hard to burn fat. Of course, no one is a completely pure type. Most people have features of all three types. For more information about each type, see the section see section „Nutrition“ and paragraph Nutrients and body types